NFL Super Wild Card Weekend: Top moments you might’ve missed
The NFL playoffs have finally arrived and it’s fair to say Super Wild Card Weekend did not disappoint.
There was plenty of drama and controversy from an action-packed slate of games.
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Here are some of the weird, whacky and wonderful moments that you might’ve missed.
Bruce Arians’ helpful reminder
Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians will seemingly do whatever it takes to win another Super Bowl, even if that means smacking his own players over the head.
Arians gave Andrew Adams a bit of a love tap in order to stop the Bucs safety giving up an unnecessary penalty in the win over the Philadelphia Eagles.
Great coaching by Arians here reminding his players not to take their helmets off after a big play pic.twitter.com/rPlOuI0s87
— Kevin Cole (@KevinColePFF) January 16, 2022
Brian Anger’s monster punt
It might have been the best punt of Brian Anger’s life, but in the end it counted for nothing.
That’s because the Cowboys punter hit such a bomb that the ball collided with the Jumbotron at AT&T Stadium and had to be re-kicked.
What a waste.
Bryan Anger's punt hit the jumbotron 😱
📺: #SFvsDAL on CBS/NICK/Prime Video
📱: NFL app pic.twitter.com/v6QcauOWfx
— NFL (@NFL) January 16, 2022
Cowboys fans get rowdy at refs
Dallas Cowboys fans let their feelings be known following their controversial playoff exit at the hands of the San Francisco 49ers, by launching projectiles at the officiating crew as they made their way from the field post game.
Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott had little sympathy for the referees, saying ‘credit to them’ when asked about the disappointing actions of the Cowboys fans.
Fans were throwing things onto the field at the end of the game. DeMarcus Lawrence almost got hit here. Lawrence said the fans were throwing things at the refs
(Video: @SlaterNFL) pic.twitter.com/PTfDUh3ALz
— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) January 17, 2022
Big man touchdown alert
There’s no denying the Kansas City Chiefs love a trick play.
That’s why no one should have been surprised when Patrick Mahomes found offensive lineman Nick Allegretti for a rarely-seen big man touchdown during their win over the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Nick Allegretti BIG MAN TOUCHDOWN. #ChiefsKingdom
📺: #PITvsKC on NBC
📱: NFL app pic.twitter.com/sCJppvrRgk
— NFL (@NFL) January 17, 2022
Kelce capitalises on Chiefs trickery
Allegretti’s touchdown wasn’t the only piece of trickery wheeled out by the Chiefs in the clash, with tight end Travis Kelce stepping in at quarterback on 1st and Goal.
Kelce duly found Byron Pringle in the end zone as the Chiefs extended their lead.
📺: #PITvsKC on NBC pic.twitter.com/XopfGwXyMM
— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) January 17, 2022
No pyro, no party!
The Chiefs provided so many fireworks on the field during their 42-21 drubbing of the Pittsburgh Steelers, that they ran out of fireworks off the field.
The Chiefs made sure to let their fans know the reason for the lack of pyrotechnics though, with this humble brag on their Jumbotron.
The Chiefs scored so much that they ran out of fireworks 😂
(📸: @thekapman) pic.twitter.com/bhtAN7rrKB
— PFF (@PFF) January 17, 2022
OBJ shows off versatility
There’s no denying Odell Beckham Jr is an elite athlete capable of wowing fans with his diverse skill set.
The Rams made use the wide receiver’s unique ability, calling on him to throw a 40-yard pass downfield to Cam Akers on a trick play in their clash with the Arizona Cardinals.
Unsurprisingly, OBJ nailed it.
.@obj completes a 40-yard pass to @thereal_cam3!! No, that is not a typo.
📺 @ESPNNFL pic.twitter.com/feS9pX9U2y
— Los Angeles Rams (@RamsNFL) January 18, 2022
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